Listen up men (or more realistically ladies who “accidentally” leave the computer open to this page for your man to see), the holiday season is approaching which means proposal season is approaching as well and we’re here to help! Every week we’re going to help you navigate the steps of proposing here to make your job a little easier. This week let’s talk about how to find the perfect ring!
Now some of you will choose to go shopping with your future fiancé so she can select the ring herself, then go back and buy it later. This option is great because she has a say in the ring that will live on her finger for the rest of her life. Shopping with her also clues her in that a proposal is coming, which for the girl who doesn’t like surprises is a good thing.
For those of you who want to keep the element of surprise and find the ring on your own here are a few tips on how to find a ring she loves!
Pay Attention – If you’ve been dating for a while and frequently discuss marriage, she might already be dropping hints. As women, we like to be subtle and make you read between the lines but sometimes the message gets lots since it’s written in invisible ink. Try to be more aware of these cues while you’re planning your proposal though and it’ll help you immensely. If she’s reading a magazine and points out a ring she loves, that’s a hint. If she shows you a friend’s ring with a sigh, that’s a hint. If she starts talking about the measurements of her ring finger, that’s a pretty big hint. Pick up on these and you’ve got a place to start!
Pinterest – Check out her pinterest page to see if she’s pinned any ring pictures she likes. (If you don’t know what pinterest is, it’s an online pinboard where you can “pin” all kinds of ideas and inspiration) You can find her pinboard by seeing if maybe she has it favorited (this is one instance where computer snooping is okay) or just by searching her name. Here’s our engagement board so you can start getting familiar with the site. And don’t freak out if you see her wedding ideas board, every woman has one (even the ones that are already married) because it’s fun to dream and look at all the pretty.
Team up with her BFF – You may be skeptical about this one but a girl’s best friend could be your biggest ally during the proposal journey, as long as she’s sworn to secrecy. Whether they’ve talked about they’ve just casually dreamed about the day together or your future fiancé told her the perfect scenario in anticipation of you recruiting her for help, the best friend will know the scoop. And if she doesn’t? Ask her to find out in a way that doesn’t draw any suspicion.
When it comes to figuring out what size she wears you might need to get a little sneaky. Does she have a ring she wears a lot on her ring fingers (and fits)? Casually borrow it without her noticing to give the jewelers an idea of what would fit.
Hopefully we’ve got you started on the way to the perfect proposal. Check out more tips on why you should Get Creative!